🌱Big Sound from the band Tiny Ocean + Celebrate Juneteenth!


Hello everyone. I’m here with your Wednesday edition of the Essex-Chester-Deep River Daily, full of all the things you need to know about what’s going on in town. Let’s dive into it.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Partial sunshine. High: 78 Low: 59.

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Here are the four main stories of Essex-Chester-Deep River today:

  1. On July 2, the musical guests of the Concert in the Garden series at the Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery in Chester city center will be Tiny Ocean. Described as an “indie-folk band”, in a CT Insider article, the band is said to be led by songwriter Kierstin Sieser with Keith Newman on bass and Jon Morse on drums. The concert will take place rain or shine from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. According to a press release, Tiny Ocean’s debut album, “Sometimes You’re Right”, was chosen as one of the Top 20 Albums by Connecticut Artists of 2018 by the Hartford Courant. (CT Insider)
  2. The local real estate scene is never boring, and there are a variety of homes to choose from these days. Let Patch and Redfin.com be your go-to source for all the latest listings in and around Essex-Chester-Deep River. (Essex-Chester-Deep River Patch)
  3. Poems commemorating 14 African descendants once enslaved in Old Lyme will be read as part of the June 19 celebration of jazz and poetry, at Old Lyme, at the Florence Griswold Museum on June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. According to a Middletown Press article, between 1670 and 1820, more than 200 enslaved African Americans and natives worked in historic Lyme. (Middletown Press)
  4. peregrine falcons, also called duck hawks, are protected by the federal government, that’s why it would have been illegal for the fisherman who found a baby hawk in the Connecticut River to bring it home. The youngster and his brother reportedly fell from their nest under the Charter Oak Bridge and landed in the river as they tested their wings. They have since been brought to A Place Called Hope, a rescue of birds of prey in Killingworth, where they are cared for. The plan is to get the babies back to their nest area and hopefully the parents will hear them scream and the family will be reunited. According to an article in the Torrington Register Citizen, “hawks, which can dive at speeds of up to 175 mph, have made a comeback in the state and have gone from endangered to threatened. adapted to life in cities, where they eat pigeons, starlings and other plentiful prey. Basking sharks also feed on mice and rats. (Torrington Register Citizen)

Today in Essex-Chester-Deep River:

  • 10:30 a.m. Essex Meadows Book Club – Essex Library Association (10:30 a.m.)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club – Essex Library Association (3 p.m.)
  • Staff Committee – Essex Library Association (4:15 p.m.)
  • ALA LTC Citywide Conversation: Climate Change and Income Inequality (5:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • City of Essex – Government: “Are you familiar with the Betty Pierson Shed located at the Essex Transfer Station? This area provides a drop off location for reusable items that residents wish to gift to their neighbours. Wooden furniture, household items, bicycles, etc.” (Town of Essex – Government via Facebook)
  • Deep River Farms: “We’re celebrating Father’s Day with a band, a cornhole and of course the best coffee around! Yummy sweet and savory treats too. We’ll be open 7am-4pm, drop by and celebrate with us! Ashlawn Farm Coffee” (Deep River Farms via Facebook)
  • Visit Chester CT: “MANY businesses in the Village are open especially on Mondays! Be sure to visit on your long weekends this summer!” (Visit Chester CT via Facebook)
  • Tri-City Youth Services Bureau: “Tri-Town Youth Services is excited to welcome Elizabeth Keyes, MT-BC, our new Mental Health Clinical Counseling Intern! She will be with us until April 2023.” (Tri-Town Youth Services Bureau via Facebook)
  • Deep River Public Library: “Who didn’t like these school book fairs!” (Deep River Public Library via Facebook)
  • City of Essex – Government: “Summer Arts Festival on the Essex Green 18, 19 June” (Town of Essex – Government via Facebook)

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Karena Garry

About me: I am originally from Connecticut and currently reside in the Tri-Town community of Chester, Deep River and Essex. I have been a community journalist for most of the past 20 years. I love my small town community and am honored to be part of Patch.com. You can reach me at; karena.garrity@patch.com.

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